DRIVE OF A LIFETIME CARTIER DRIVE, CARTIER
Cartier Drive pushes the luxury brand’s horological innovations to the next level.
Cartier has always been associated with its classic dress watches and luxurious jewellery collections; hardly the first brand that would come to mind when it comes to mechanical prowess. But things are a-changing with the launch of the Cartier Drive line this year.
The handsome Drive collection is inspired by the automotive aesthetics. The patterned guilloche dial resembles the radiation grill and the winding crown, a bolt. At the same time, it also sports Cartier’s signature shaped case, the sword-shaped hands and the white guilloche dial that has Roman numerals marked on it. A sporty, modern timepiece combined with the sheer elegance of Cartier’s class Tank and Clé watches maketh a gentleman’s wet dream come true.
Mechanics-wise, this 40mm x 41mm has a transparent case back that showcases Cartier’s pioneering in-house automatic caliber, 1904 MC, as well as the 1904-PS MC. The mechanic is used in the three models that are available in pink gold or steel cases fitted with black, grey or white dial.
The fine watchmaking version, Cartier Drive Flying Toubillon, on the other hand, runs on the manual movement, showing only the time and the tourbillon. It also carries the Geneva Seal, which is the sign of the highest quality watchmaking known.
A mechanical beauty to behold that is stylish, masculine and steeped in Cartier’s history and signature elegance.
Prices start from US$6,250-US$6,500 for the stainless steel case; US$19,300-US$19,600 for the pink gold case | cartier.us